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The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes StoreThis week's top selling songs and albums on Apple iTunes.
The Associated Press10 hours ago
In this July 2, 2017, photo Cajun musician D.L. Menard attends an event at the Acadian Museum in his home town of Erath, La., where a portrait, seen behind him, was presented as part of a tribute to the entertainer. Menard, whose song "The Back Door" is among the most popular in Cajun music, is dead at the age of 85. Louisiana Funeral Services and Crematory in Broussard said on its website that Menard died Thursday, July 27 at his home in Scott, Louisiana. (Janet McConnaughey via AP)
D.L. Menard, Cajun music ambassador, is dead at 85D.L. Menard, whose song "The Back Door" is among the most popular in Cajun music, is dead at the age of 85
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Dick Young, right, presents a bottle of champagne to Ryan Stalgaitis, left, and his girlfriend Casey Hennessey after they helped Young and his crew put away a hot air balloon that landed on their street, Friday, July 28, 2017, in Flemington, N.J. Young's crew flew a their hot air balloon as part of a flight kicking off the QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning, which runs at the Solberg Airport through Sunday. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Balloon festival takes to skies near Trump golf courseA balloon with a painting of the U.S. Constitution is among those that will fly in the skies near President Donald Trump's New Jersey golf course during a festival this weekend
The Associated Press15 hours ago
FILE - In this May 16, 2015 file photo, Chester Bennington, left, performs during the MMRBQ Music Festival 2015 at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, N.J.  Talinda Bennington, wife of Chester Bennington  said in a statement Friday, July 28, 2017,  she wants “to let my community and the fans worldwide know that we feel your love. We feel your loss as well.” Chester Bennington hanged himself from a bedroom door in his home near Los Angeles last week. His death was ruled a suicide. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File)
Linkin Park singer's widow opens about husband's deathThe widow of the late Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington says she's feeling the love from the rocker's fans but she's also feeling lost
The Associated Press15 hours ago
This cover image released by Rounder Records shows "Southern Blood," the final release by Gregg Allman. (Rounder Records via AP)
Allman's final music 'obvious farewell' but full of lifeGregg Allman set a course after being diagnosed with liver cancer a second time: He would return to Muscle Shoals, Alabama, where the Allman Brothers Band began, and make a musical statement
The Associated Press20 hours ago
FILE- In this July 27, 2013, file photo, people listen as the Avett Brothers perform at the 54th edition of the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, R.I. Thousands of music lovers are expected to descend on the city by the sea for this year’s festival at Fort Adams, which sold out before any acts were announced. Acts including Fleet Foxes and Regina Spektor are among the artists performing Friday, July 27, 2017. It is the 58th anniversary of the festival’s founding in 1959. (AP Photo/Joe Giblin, File)
Newport Folk Festival kicks off 3 days of musicThe Newport Folk Festival is kicking off three days of music in Rhode Island
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE- In this June 11, 2015, file photo, from left, an iPod, iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle are displayed at an Apple store in New York. The company discontinued sales of the iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle on Thursday, July 27, 2017, in a move reflecting the waning popularity of the devices in an era when most people store or stream their tunes on smartphones. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
Apple kills iPod Nano, iPod Shuffle as music moves to phonesThe iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle have played their final notes for Apple
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Saturday, June 24, 2017 file photo, Stormzy performs at the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, in Somerset, England. Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran, poet Kate Tempest and grime artist Stormzy are among a dozen finalists for the prestigious Mercury Prize , recognizing the British or Irish album of the year. (Photo by Grant Pollard/Invision/AP, File)
Ed Sheeran, Stormzy in running for Britain's Mercury PrizeSinger-songwriter Ed Sheeran, poet Kate Tempest and grime artist Stormzy are among a dozen finalists for the prestigious Mercury Prize, recognizing the British or Irish album of the year
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this July 4, 2017 file photo, singer Katy Perry appears at the Chanel Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2017/2018 fashion collection presented in Paris. MTV announced Thursday that Perry would host the Aug. 27 event at the Forum in Inglewood, California. Perry is nominated for five Moonmen, including best pop video for “Chained to the Rhythm.” (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)
Fulfilling a 'Teenage Dream': Katy Perry to host MTV VMAsGet ready to roar with Katy Perry at the MTV Video Music Awards: The pop star is hosting the show next month
The Associated Press1 day ago
In this July 26, 2017 photo, Federal Donuts partner Felicia D'Ambrosio inspects boxes of doughnuts to be handed out to fans of the band Phish in New York. The band “never stops surprising me and delighting me and I trust them,” D’Ambrosio said. “To us at Federal Donuts, it’s this weird collaboration of this thing you love and this thing you love.” (AP Photo/Josh Cornfield)
Bag it, tag it: How fans get Phish 'Baker's Dozen' doughnutsBag it, tag it: How fans get Phish 'Baker's Dozen' doughnuts
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2016 file photo, Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones poses for a portrait in New York. Jagger released the songs and music videos Thursday, July 27, 2017, for tunes titled, “Gotta Get a Grip” and “England Lost.”  (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP)
Mick Jagger releases 2 tracks in new audio-visual projectMick Jagger has released two songs which he says are urgent responses to the "confusion and frustration with the times we live in."
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this March 6, 2009 file photo, vocalist Trey Anastasio, left, and bassist Mike Gordon of Phish perform in Hampton, Va. Phish’s “Baker’s Dozen” 13-show residency at Madison Square Garden kicked off last week and lasts until Aug. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
For Philadelphia Phish fan, it's time to make the doughnutsFor Philadelphia Phish fan, it's time to make the doughnuts
The Associated Press1 day ago
In this combination photo, Quincy Jones appears at his home in Los Angeles, Calif., on April 9, 2004, left, and  Michael Jackson arrives to court on March 2, 2005, in Santa Maria, Calif.  On Wednesday, July 26, 2017, a jury found that Jackson’s estate owes Jones $9.4 million in royalties and production fees from “Billie Jean,” “Thriller” and more of the superstar’s  biggest hits. (AP Photo/File)
Jury: Michael Jackson estate owes Quincy Jones $9.4 millionA jury has found that Michael Jackson's estate owes Quincy Jones $9.4 million in royalties and production fees from "Billie Jean," "Thriller" and more of the superstar's biggest hits
The Associated Press2 days ago
FILE - In this Nov. 27, 1976 file photo, Levon Helm, of The Band, plays drums at the band's final live performance at Winterland Auditorium in San Francisco. The state of Arkansas has named a highway for Helm, who appeared in the movies "Coal Miner’s Daughter" and "The Right Stuff," and an effort is underway to raise $150,000 to preserve Helm’s childhood home and erect a bust of the performer.  Helm died April 19, 2012 in New York at age 71. (AP Photo/John Storey, File)
What about young Anna Lee? She's backing Levon Helm memorialAn effort is under way to extend the musical heritage of Levon Helm, the drummer and a singer for The Band who died in 2012
The Associated Press2 days ago
2018 Essence Festival dates announcedThe 24th annual Essence Festival returns to New Orleans next year after the official 4th of July holiday
The Associated Press2 days ago
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